My bridesmaids are going to be carrying baby's breath bouquets at the wedding. I showed you some inspiration photos here.
I did a trial run of the bouquets yesterday. I just picked up a couple of packages of baby's breath at Bi-Lo and as soon as I got home I set off working on it! I separated all the stems, including taking off the sprigs that were lower on the stems.
I laid them out on the table so I could see all the stems shapes and sizes. I started with the tallest in the middle and then added the shorter pieces to the outside. I wanted to make sure I had a "bouquet shape". I used two packs of baby's breath (a total of 6 stems) to make the bouquet. I then used a rubber band to secure them all together (on the day of the wedding I'm going to use floral tape) and wrapped a ribbon around the stems.
I wasn't sure about the size so I took a picture of myself holding it using the camera's timer (first time I had ever used it, so I was pretty excited about that)
I think it seems to be about the right size. What do you think? For the wedding should I make them smaller, larger, or are they just right?
The good thing is that it took me only about 5 minutes to throw this thing together. So to make 5 of them I should be able to get them all done in less than 30 minutes the day before the wedding. Another great thing
I love the romantic and wispy look of the baby's breath bouquets. I love the price tag even more! I only spent $8 for the trial run bouquet and my florist if getting several bunches for me at wholesale price for the wedding so they'll only be around $5 a bouquet! You can't beat that!
UPDATE: If you'd like to see how my bridesmaids bouquets turned out for our wedding, click here.